HTC Vive vs. Sony Playstation VR

Product Summary

HTC Vive

Release date: Apr, 2016.

Delve into the world of virtual reality through Steam Vr’s HTC Vive: one of the main competitors to the Oculus Rift. It is equipped with graphics and refresh rates the same as its rival but offers an exclusive way to play. Specialising in immersing yourself in the 3D space around you, the HTC Vive allows you t...Read more >

Sony Playstation VR

Release date: Oct, 2016.

Introducing Sony’s answer to VR headsets: the Playstation VR. Designed to function with the playstation 4, this particular headgear provides multiplayer action even with just one headset! The PS VR incorporates the playstation move; controllers previously released for the console so for some players, learning ...Read more >

Compare HTC Vive & Sony Playstation VR Specs

General Specifications

HTC

HTC Vive

Sony

Sony Playstation VR

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
OLED
5.7in, OLED
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
3.6in, OLED
1920x1080
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
90hz
120hz
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
SteamVR
Playstation
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
110°
100°
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Fresnel
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
60.8-74.6mm
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
Not Applicable
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
HTC Vive Controllers
PlayStation
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
15x15ft
PlayStation Camera
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
HDMI, USB 2.0
HDMI, USB
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
Yes
Yes
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
Yes
None
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
555g
610g
Material Virtual Reality Specification Material
Plastic, Foam
Plastic, Fabric
Colour Virtual Reality Specification Colour
Black
Black/White

Minimum Requirements

 

 

Graphics Card Virtual Reality Specification Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better.
Not Applicable
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
INTEL® I5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
Not Applicable
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
4GB+ RAM
Not Applicable
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
HDMI 1.4 OR DISPLAY PORT 1.2
Not Applicable
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
x1 USB 2.0 or newer
Not Applicable
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
Windows 7 SP1 Or Newer
Playstation 4
Phone Compatibility Virtual Reality Specification Phone Compatibility
None
None
Min. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Min. Screen Size
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Max. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Max. Screen Size
Not Applicable
Not Applicable

Where To Buy

Retailer
HTC Vive
Sony Playstation VR
Buy the HTC Vive on Amazon
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$269.99
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Buy the HTC Vive on Best Buy
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$399.99
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Buy the HTC Vive on Newegg
$799.00
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$613.43
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Buy the HTC Vive on Walmart
$807.49
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$436.40
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